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25 Interesting Historical Photos – Part 9

Here is part 9 of 25 Interesting Historical Photos series.

01. Atomic Bomb Detonates

01. Atomic Bomb Detonates

The photo of the mushroom cloud several minutes after the detonation at Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. This photo was photographed by Hiromichi Matsuda 15-20 minutes after the detonation.

02. Mailman

02. Mailman

Mailman N. Sorenson poses with his heavy Christmas deliveries in Chicago. (1929).

03. Linda Lovelace

03. Linda Lovelace

Pornstar Linda Lovelace shocks other race-goers as she attends the Royal Ascot races in a revealing morning suit in England. (June 20th, 1974).

04. Robin Williams

04. Robin Williams

Robin Williams street performing in New York City. (1979). Here’s a 1 hour long video of him performing in 1979.

05. Venus

05. Venus

Images sent from a Soviet probe from the planet Venus. The Venera 7 probe (crash) landed in 1970 but took no pictures. One major problem with the Venera probes was the lens caps for their cameras. Venera 9 and 10 only had 1 operational camera each as the lens cap did not release from the second. 11 and 12 could not take any pictures as both their lens caps malfunctioned. The pictures up top are computer processed images from 13.

06. Niagara falls

#6273293 ***EXCLUSIVE*** General view of the de-watered Niagara Falls in 1969 in New York. Unearthed after 41 years by American Russ Glasson, they were taken by his mother and father in law and show when the famous waterfall was turned off for almost six months. For six months in the summer and autumn of 1969, Niagara’s American Falls were “de-watered”, when the Army Corps of Engineers conducted a survey of the falls’ rock face, concerned that it was becoming destabilized by erosion. During that period, while workers cleaned the former river-bottom and drilled test-cores in search of instabilities, a temporary walkway was installed twenty feet from the edge of the dry falls, and tourists were able to explore this otherwise inaccessible landscape. Restriction applies: USA ONLY - NO NEW YORK NEWSPAPERS Fame Pictures, Inc - Santa Monica, CA, USA - +1 (310) 395-0500

Niagara falls without water. (1969). In June 1969, the Niagara River was completely diverted away from the American Falls for several months through construction of a temporary rock and earth dam (clearly visible in the photo at the upper right). While the Horseshoe Falls absorbed the extra flow, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers studied the riverbed and mechanically bolted and strengthened any faults they found; faults that would, if left untreated, have hastened the retreat of the American Falls. A plan to remove the huge mound of talus deposited in 1954 was abandoned owing to cost, and in November 1969, the temporary dam was dynamited, restoring flow to the American Falls.


07. Ellen DeGeneres

07. Ellen DeGeneres Ellen DeGeneres’ senior prom photo at Atlanta High School in Atlanta, Texas. (1976).

08. Mickey Mouse Club

08. Mickey Mouse Club

A meeting of the Mickey Mouse Club. (Early 1930s).

09. Jobless

09. Jobless

Job hunting in the 1930’s.

10. The Flag on Iwo Jima

10. The Flag on Iwo Jima

70 Years Ago (23rd, Feb. 1945) The Flag on Iwo Jima was raised by Sergeant Strank, Corporal Block, Private First Class Hayes, Private First Class Sousley, Private First Class Gagnon and Pharmacist’s Mate Second Class John H. Bradley. Photo was taken by Joe Rosenthal. 7,000 Americans were killed and 19,000 wounded in 38 days of fighting.

11. Nuremburg trials

11. Nuremburg trials

Photo of sentencing from the Nuremburg trials. The name of the offender and their punishment next to them, Hess is hidden because Goering was standing up, he received life imprisonment. (Oct 1st 1946). Goering took a potassium cyanide pill the night before his execution was to take place. He had requested a firing squad like a soldier would receive instead of hanging like a commoner and was denied.

12. Dorothy Counts

12. Dorothy Counts

Dorothy Counts during an assembly at Charlotte’s Harry Harding High School (1957). She was the first person to attempt to integrate the school, but her parents removed her a week later as local officials said they could not guarantee her safety.

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